The property humanoid ( hybrid formation from Latin humānus 'human' and the suffix -oid to old Greek εἶδος eidos [ ˈêːdos ] 'shape') means similar to or human-like (analogous to android - similar to a man and gynoid - similar to a woman ) and denotes the property of having a shape similar to a person or a human appearance (or shape). The human form is also called anthropomorphism (in the scientific environment) .
"... a generalized humanoid stock separated off from all monkeys and apes ..."
Nowadays the property is mostly used in robotics and science fiction , especially for machines , robots and fictional alien life forms . Robots with only a rudimentary human resemblance are referred to as humanoid robots - including some Mechs - while those with a deceptively real human resemblance are called androids .
Humanoids are often characterized, among other things, by the fact that they ...
- for getting around ...
- primarily a walking upright on two legs use
- anatomically or mechanically always have a torso ( trunk ) as the central element of the body on which ...
- use language for communication if necessary .
- ZARx humanoid muscle robot
- A robot from Zurich known as humanoid
- Fan page about humanoid aliens in the Star Wars universe
- Transformation of Shadow Dextrous Hand and Shadow Finger Test Unit from Prototype to Product for Intelligent Manipulation and Grasping (English), Marco Reichel, The Shadow Robot Company, Intelligent Manipulation and Grasping, International Conference, July 1–2, 2004, Genova, Italy
- humanoid (English) - in Merriam-Webster , 2019.
- Quoted from John Arthur Thomson: The Outline of Science
- humanoid - in the Duden (last change on November 9, 2017)
- humanoid - Pons , 2019.
- Robotics: The Humanoids Are Coming - Spectrum , October 11, 2013
- Star Wars MMORPG on Companions (English; accessed November 9, 2017)